Quality of Life and Attitudes Toward Aging Among Older Women in Turkey

TOP M., Eris H., Kabalcioglu F.

AFFILIA-JOURNAL OF WOMEN AND SOCIAL WORK, vol.27, no.4, pp.406-419, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier


This quantitative and descriptive study investigated the quality of life (QOL) and attitudes toward aging of 270 older women in Sanliurfa Province, Turkey. The Turkish versions of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument-Older Adults Module and the World Health Organization-Attitudes Toward Aging Questionnaire were administered to the participants. The results indicated that there was significant relationship between the women's QOL and attitudes toward aging. Two dimensions of attitudes toward aging (physical change and psychological growth) were significant predictors of QOL in the women. It was also found that literacy and happiness affected some dimensions of the women's QOL and some subscales of attitudes toward aging.